Contiguity – Dance film (FI, 2016)

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Vilma Tihilä is Finnish film director specializing in dance film. She combines contemporary dance and physical theatre to visual storytelling in her films.

Tihilä holds Master of Arts in Screendance from London Contemporary Dance School and a degree in contemporary dance from Turku Conservatory. She has also studied physical cinema at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and music theory and opera at Sibelius Academy Helsinki.

Tihilä’s films have been screened at various theatres and festivals internationally including Loikka Dance Film Festival in Finland, Quinzena de Dança de Almada in Portugal, F-O-R-M Festival in Canada, and Video-Poetry Festival in Argentina, among others.



2021 Half-year artist grant / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2020 Half-year artist grant / Alfred Kordelin foundation

2019 Working grant for 4 months / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2019 Working grant for 1,5 months / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018 Half-year artist grant / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018 Working grant for 4 months / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018 Training grant / The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture Finland


Manager: Vilma Tihilä (


Independent artist


Contiguity – Dance film (FI, 2016)

Contiguity is a dream like movie about sincerity. A series of encounters influence a young man’s path, a dream awakens his deepest fears but in a moment of confusion he finds his courage to move on.

Official selections and screenings:

15.-16.12.2017 Winter Apricots – Prilep International Film Festival / Prilep, Macedonia

30.10.2017 Bestia Danzantes Dance Film Festival / Santiago, Chile

6.10.2017 Quinzena de Dança de Almada / Lisbon, Portugal

16.9.2017 FIVA Festival Internacional de Videodanza de Almagro / Almagro, Spain

2.9.2017 Flatlands Dance Film Festival / Illinois, Usa

28.8.2017 Tipperary Dance Platform / Tipperary, Irland

17.-28.7.2017 Dance Days Chania / Chania, Greece

1.7.2017 Stories We Dance / Genoa, Italy

16.6.2017 F-O-R-M Festival / Vancouver, Canada

4.12.2016 InShadow Festival / Lisbon, Portugal

6.4.2016 Loikka Dance Film Festival / Helsinki, Finland